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Interactives -- Historical and Cultural Contexts newspaper

Introduction


Do you keep a journal, write letters, send emails, take pictures, or write poetry? If you do, you are recording history, creating the kinds of primary sources that historians use to learn about daily life in the past.
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Become a document detective! Use your sleuthing skills to figure out when and where an historical event took place by examining some primary sources and using an educated guess to pinpoint them on a map and timeline. Then, test your document expertise and analytical skills by answering questions about them.

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